I've been searching for an acceptable vegan friendly 'milk' for as long as I've been vegan (which is 9 years this month!), so I was really glad to be sent some Koko Dairy Free to try - especially as it turns out I really like it!
Koko dairy free comes in original (like semi-skimmed), light (aka skimmed), chocolate and strawberry. They're all UHT, low fat and have added calcium, and vitamins D2 and B12.
I'm notoriously fussy, and if a dairy free milk has a funny aftertaste I'll always notice and be put off by it. Koko dairy free milk alternative doesn't have an aftertaste and all the varieties are yummy! Joe (who isn't vegan and usually has cows milk in his hot drinks) says Koko tastes right in his tea and coffee, and it doesn't curdle either.
I've been using Koko in my cooking too, I made some yummy vegan buckwheat and coconut milk pancakes, sweetcorn fritters and a delicious chocolate microwave cake too.
3 dessert spoons self raising flour
2 dessert spoons drinking chocolate (the type with sugar and coco powder in one)
1 dessert spoon sugar
1 dessert spoon melted Koko dairy free coconut oil (or vegan margarine)
125ml Koko dairy free chocolate milk
pinch of salt
1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Add the melted coconut oil (or margarine) and chocolate Koko dairy free and whisk together until it's a smooth cake batter.
3. Cover the top bowl with a piece of kitchen towel and put into the microwave for approx. 4 minutes. Check it after 2 minutes, then every 30 seconds to make sure it doesn't burn. It's ready when the top is firm and you can't see raw batter around the outside edge of the cake or bowl.
Makes enough for 2 or 3 servings.
Koko dairy free also make yummy virgin coconut oil for frying or baking, I think the jar is so cute and it tastes great too, sweet and coconutty.
You can find Koko dairy free on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for loads of vegan ideas and recipes.
Have you tried Koko dairy free? What's your favourite vegan 'milk'?
Disclosure - I was sent some Koko dairy free to try out. I only write about companies I like and my opinions are, as always, my own.